I realize that honey mustard chicken is probably more popular than honey mustard potatoes, but you’ve got to try these before you judge.
They’re just bursting with flavor and whenever I make them, people in my house clamor to get first dibs on a big plateful.
Since it’s cooked up Crockpot style, the whole process is insanely easy. And if you’re wanting to add a little protein and call it a one-pot meal, throw in a few frozen chicken breasts and take out the chicken broth (as pictured). Whisk the Crockpot juices together with about a Tablespoon of cornstarch on medium heat until thickened and you have a flavorful dipping sauce too!
There are about twenty million versions of “40 cloves of garlic” chicken recipes online, and at least 25% have got to be slow-cooker style. And, despite the overall success of the food from the evening, I’m not sure I’m settling on this one as my go-to.
Plus, photos of crockp0t food are notoriously less than stellar.
Anyway, if you like mild flavors and a whole lot of garlic, this may be a fun dish to try sometime.
I’ve made it several times – to serve at dinner parties, take to cookouts and potlucks, etc. It’s a big hit every time.
Make sure you plan ahead when serving this recipe. It cooks for a long ten hours, so it’s not something you can just throw together on a whim.
A word to the wise – people get a little confused when you ask them to assemble their own sliders (crazy, I know). I recommend making a little table tent out of a notecard to explain what to do. “BBQ Pork + Cabbage Slaw + Buns = Pork Sliders” works just fine.
Chili is such an easy and versatile dish. It should be a weekly staple, especially if you’re trying to eat healthier (I suggest nixing the bacon though), I just don’t make it nearly often enough. Here’s to rectifying that this year!
Personally I’m fan of chili with lots of greasy ground beef and very little nutritional value, but one of the best lessons I learned from an ex with an iron imbalance is that you can replace beef with turkey in most instances.
Turkey has a bad rap for being kind of flavorless, but that’s the gem, flavor the meat how you want!
Slice your bacon into ½ inch pieces and then cook in large pan until nearly crispy. Remove bacon with slotted spoon and drain on paper towel.
Add your ground turkey to the bacon fat and cook over high heat with cumin and red pepper flakes, stirring and breaking it up into small pieces. .
Once the turkey appears to be cooked through, drain it and add to your crock pot along with the bacon, all canned (un-drained) ingredients, and the flavor pack.
Mix gently, put a lid on it, set to high for 4 hours.
I used the McCormick seasoning in my recipe because after cleaning out our spices a few months ago, there are some things I just haven’t had the cash to replace yet.
Truly though, you can find your perfect seasoning combination by tweaking different measurements of cumin, red pepper flakes, chili powder, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder – pretty much any flavor you like and sounds good to you.
Cooking (opposed to baking) is so fantastic because there’s so much versatility with what you can customize things to your personal tastes with very little risk! A recipe like this is a great way to play around and make it your own.
The next time I do this I might add a cup of frozen corn, or throw in some black beans, or remove the bacon, or add extra liquid and cook some rice in it – the sky is the limit.
Possibly the worst thing about this recipe is that it’s so easy, I find myself running back to the computer to make sure I haven’t missed a step. You just dump in the ingredients (what few of them there are) and BAM! A delightful, hearty topping for your pasta.
I didn’t know that “cream cheese” sauce for pasta was a THING that people did until I happened upon 365daysofcrockpot. Foodbloggers opened my eyes to this flavorful and surprisingly easy meal, and now it makes it to the dinner table a few times a month.
Pasta makes a big difference in this dish – I recommend something with a lot of texture, such as bow tie or rigatoni. But, if you want to go the comfort route, egg noodles + this = awesome.
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